The father of a former Rugby League player has made an emotional appeal for additional funding to be earmarked for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) research.
Geoff Burrow’s son, Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow, was diagnosed with the condition after retiring from the game.
Describing his family’s anguish, Mr. Burrow said: “If parliamentarians had to live for a day, or a week, as a family, with someone with MND, they would do something.”
Following last week’s budget, he urged ministers to fund research into treatments and cures for the terminal degenerative disease.
In response, Conservative MP Robbie Moore said: “What we did see in the budget is that I think 59 million pounds will go to more research and development.”
“I am clearly aware that this is not enough, we have to do more about it.”